Using SBIRT when Intimate Partner Violence has been Disclosed
Certificate of Attendance:
Substance use and the experience of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) are often seen together. Furthermore, the temporal relationship between IPV and substance use is bidirectional: substance use can put individuals at increased risk of experiencing IPV in a relationship and individuals experiencing IPV are at risk of using substances and developing substance use disorders. While continued research is needed, it seems evident that at some point following a disclosure of IPV, individuals should be screened for substance use.
SBIRT, an evidence based approach to assess risk levels associated with substance use, employing a brief intervention with at risk use, may be influential in improving the safety and health of individuals experiencing IPV, as well as preventing the development of substance use disorders. This brief intervention also supports women identified in high-risk substance use categories with harm reduction strategies and when appropriate, referrals for substance use treatment.
This webinar will discuss the context for introducing SBIRT when intimate partner violence has been disclosed. We will address its use in different clinical settings and important considerations before implementing SBIRT with individuals who have disclosed IPV. Considerations and limitations of the model for use with IPV will also be presented.
- Understand the appropriate use of SBIRT as a screening tool and an intervention for at risk substance use in practice settings;
- Gain a better understanding of the relationship between experiencing IPV and the use of substances; and
- Discuss the implementation of SBIRT in different practice settings when IPV has been disclosed.
Tracy McPherson, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, NORC at the University of Chicago